Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Complete Core Fitness- A Review of Mike Robertson's Core System

My friend and personal fitness hero Mike Robertson recently released his new product Complete Core Fitness. Of course I had to get my hands on a copy of this. You see, not only have I seen him speak on at least 5 separate occasions, but also I'm a proud owner of almost every single one of his products... Magnificent Mobility, Building the Efficient Athlete, Assess and Correct, Bulletproof Knees, Fitness Business Blueprint... just to name a few...

Note: You might be thinking I'm crazy for using the word "friend." I am talking about THE Mike Robertson, right? Well, let's just say that when he created my password for the product, he made it "NBABULLS." The man knows me!

So anyway, Complete Core Fitness delivered everything I could have ever wanted. Not only did Mike talk about the theory behind getting a super sexy beach body, but also he included:

  • A manual with 17 new and innovative ways to use a swiss ball
  • A "hellacious ab circuit" you can include at the end of any workout (that's how he referred to it in a personal email to me anyway)
  • The 10 reasons why the transverse abdominis will fix your back pain and flatten your tummy
  • Rotation 501: Twisting your way to that beach body
And let me tell you, after 4 days implementing these techniques, I've lost 30 pounds, developed an 8 pack, and have been hit on by more cougars than you could ever imagine. Not only that, but I've already been contacted by ESPN. Apparently, they want me to replace Blake Griffin next year in ESPN the Magazine: The Body Issue.

You can dunk over a car, Mr. Griffin,
but thanks to Mike Robertson, my body
makes yours look like that of a pre-pubescent boy.

Thanks Mike!

Alright, alright. In all seriousness, here's what you really get...

Complete Core Fitness is vintage Mike Robertson. It attacks the core from all angles: science, function, athleticism, and practicality. Seriously, this product is truly as complete as the title suggests. He starts out by explaining the BIG PICTURE of core training, that there is far more to core training than just "doing abs."

From there, he explains all the common misconceptions about core training, reveals how an improperly trained core can lead to back pain, knee pain, upper back limitations, and lower body dysfunction, describes the need for core stability, and discusses the two main roles of the core- to redistribute force and to redirect force.

And that's all in the first of seven modules!

Here's what I like most about Mike. No matter who you are and no matter what you currently know about training, he is able to seamlessly transfer all the knowledge in his head directly to you. Some fitness professionals are extremely intelligent. Some pour countless hours into studying. Others are great mentors and are amazing to work with in person. Mike is all of these things in one package, and it shows in Complete Core Fitness.

In the remaining modules, Mike covers:

  1. Functional anatomy of the core- From inner core to outer core, anterior to posterior, diaphragm to pelvic floor, this module lays the foundation for all else to come.
  2. The core assessment- Have you ever heard the old adage, "If you aren't assessing, you're guessing"? The core assessment gives you a standard to compare yourself (or your clients) to, so you don't just program core training blindly.
  3. The 4-stages of core training- There is no one size fits all approach for core training. Depending on your level of skill and ability, you should be training in a certain way. Of course, progression is key, and in these final four modules, you are given the tools to get to the next level.
Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway), I was thoroughly impressed by Complete Core Fitness. Mike just keeps getting better with age!

If you want to absorb this knowledge, check it out. Complete Core Fitness

With that, I'll be signing off.

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